Acronym for a development stack originally made up of Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl/PHP/Python

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Why not use a WAMP stack?

I recently had a talk with some experienced people and they suggested to me not to use a WAMP stack, and instead install apache, mysql and php separately. I don't understand why they have suggested ...
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Tips for Securing a LAMP Server

This is a Canonical Question about Securing a LAMP stack What are the absolute guidelines for securing a LAMP server?
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Outgoing mail from linux not being delivered

I can't seem to send mail through my php scripts or through the linux console on my Centos 5.5 LAMP server, when the email is addressed to go to a domain that is hosted by my box. I think it is ...
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LAMP Server Performance Tips [closed]

What performance tips can be offered to someone running a LAMP server? In the instance that something is Distribution specific, I'm targeting Debian.
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How to maintain PCI compliance on a LAMP server when repositories don't keep up with versions

We run Ubuntu Lucid 10.0.4 as the foundation of our LAMP environment. We are trying to become PCI compliant so that we can pass CC info through our server. We have run some third-party scans on our ...
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Can a pool of memcache daemons be used to share sessions more efficiently?

We are moving from a 1 webserver setup to a two webserver setup and I need to start sharing PHP sessions between the two load balanced machines. We already have memcached installed (and started) and ...
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What are the Benefits of Server Hardware? [closed]

What are the benefits of using Server Hardware versus just placing server software on top of Desktop Hardware? I've been running a small time webserver for a couple of websites, a blog and a multi-...
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Secure LAMP server for production use

What is the procedure for securing a Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP Server (or even Perl) for production use? Other than setting the MySQL password and the root password for Linux what other (maybe not so ...
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Cost and Trade-offs of EC2 vs Hosted VPS for a LAMP site with 1M uniques

Does anyone have first hand experience with EC2 vs Hosted VPS cost analysis and trade-offs? It's for a LAMP site with 1M monthly uniques. It would be great to hear some opinions and any analysis ...
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How do I set up per-site php.ini files on a LAMP server using NameVirtualHosts?

I have a LAMP server serving a number of different websites using NameVirtualHosts. Until recently having a global php.ini file has been just fine, but recently one of our developers has requested ...
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How hard is it to host from home? [closed]

I have always payed a company to host on dedicated servers which is really expensive, 1 of my sites has 2 servers right now, a web/http server and a seperate mysql server. What would it take for me ...
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How to watch logs in real time via Terminal?

This is a basic question - in the movie "The Social Network" there are several scenes when the young Facebook staff is watching the PHP/Apache server logs on in their TERMINAL in real time. I'm ...
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best way to debug nginx config file?

I have a bunch of rewrite rules that I have to port from apache to nginx. It's a rather painful process because I'm not able to see if my rewrite rules and "if" conditions are working as I want them ...
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Best Linux flavor for web application development (LAMP) [closed]

Currently I am using Fedora 12/13 for web application (LAMP) development. Would serious users of LAMP consider any other flavor. Usage is for my laptop. If you require more info, pls request, just ...
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Server not responding to SSH and HTTP but ping works

I requested an hard reboot because none of ssh and http worked. Ping worked normally. Which logs should i check to understand what was the problem? Thanks! (debian 6 on lamp) Edit: my memory and ...
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How much VPS ram would I need to run Wordpress, Apache, SVN & MySQL?

Does anyone have a ballpark figure of how much VPS ram (without burstable) I would need to have apache with wordpress and subversion as well as the MySQL instance? Apache would host a couple of sites ...
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What user should own /var/www on Ubuntu 9.04 Server?

I've got LAMP on Ubuntu 9.04 Server and the default installation has root:root owning the /var/www folder. I discovered this when another service, Hudson, could not write to that directory. I want ...
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What are some essential concepts I need to know as an inexperienced server administrator? [closed]

I (as this title implies) am very new to this server configuration stuff. I have recently been pushed to learn how to configure developing/production environments. My history with actual server/...
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VPS Administration for the Absolute Beginner

I have a new site that I want to build, something that I as a programmer wish existed. While there is no way this site would ever reach StackOverflow levels of success, I do hope that it will have a ...
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24 Core Server Performance

I have a quad hexacore system based on the Opteron 8345 chips - that's 24 cores in all with 48GB of ram. This box was meant to replace the current six Intel core box which my current LAMP stack runs ...
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Is it feasible/common for people to use only AWS to host PHP/MySQL websites?

What are the drawbacks/limitations when compared to a more traditional managed shared/virtual/dedicated host?
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Highly Available Web Application (LAMP)

I work for a small company who provides a web application for thousands of users. Earlier this year they had one server hosted one company. We recently acquired another server in a different location ...
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How to point a subdomain to local server with dynamic IP

I see there are many related questions to this one, however the answers given seem to be a little vague for a novice like me. I've got a dedicated LAMP stack running Fedora 16 locally on my home ...
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How to install different versions of memcache with different versions of lampp

I need to use different versions of lampp (xampp for linux). I recently also need to use memcache with any version of lampp I might need to use. Everything is going right if I use the last lampp ...
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Apache Suddenly Slow

Apache on my webserver is suddenly very slow. I have a 8 GB Ram, 4 CPU server at digitalocean with LAMP installed. What can I do to fix this? This is the top output: top - 10:37:15 up 93 days, 20:20,...
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Help running multiple websites on apache2

Apache newb here. I've read a few tutorials and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I have my default site enabled, and that one works fine: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@...
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Local .htaccess strangely allowed running PHP in CGI/FastCGI mode in Apache under shared hosting environment

I am using a shared web hosting service. Running phpinfo, I can see the Server API shows CGI/FastCGI rather than Apache 2 Handler. In this article: http://docs.joomla.org/...
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How to prevent the slow first load startup for a website?

I'm sure you've noticed that for many servers, the website loading time is quite long if you're the first visitor for a couple of hours. Do you have any idea why this is the case (is it just server ...
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how to enable php4 only, no php5

I have a LAMP server with Ubuntu 9.10, Apache 2, Mysql 5 and PHP5. I want to disable PHP5 and use only PHP4. Can anyone explain how to do this? I'm doing this because I need to simulate an ...
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download prompt instead of default index because of a site dir name change

cakephp v1.3.2 unchanged at /var/www/cakephp displays the cakephp default index page cakephp v1.3.2 unchanged at /var/www/iloved prompts me to download a phtml file a2enmod php5 says php5 is ...
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LAMP stack with apache and php on one linux server and mysql on a different linux server [closed]

I am pretty new to linux and LAMP setup. I want to setup a LAMP environment with AP on one linux server and M on a different linux server. I have a hard time finding a relevant document with such a ...
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Which Linux distribution is suitable for serverside development and somewhat easy to use? [closed]

I need to setup a Linux-based server which is going to be the backend for our web services. This is what I need: (In order of importance) A GUI to manage applications and files It would be running ...